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Farley Hall celebrates women empowerment through signature event

first_imgIn a relaxing afternoon complete with canvas painting, puppies, berries, cookies and lemonade, the women of Farley Hall celebrated the importance of self-acceptance while empowering women through friendship with their signature event “Be Fine Day” on Friday afternoon.Junior Megan Texido, who coordinated the event, said the organizers decided to alter the event from past years in order to be more inclusive.“Be Fine Day is all about [women’s] empowerment, and this year I added on to the slogan ‘Be fine, be you,’” Texido said. “We wanted to add that ‘be you’ part because empowerment applies to all women. You don’t need a certain image, you don’t have to have certain characteristics — we want to just celebrate women for who they are.”The Be Fine Day celebrations kicked off Thursday night with a coffeehouse event in the Farley basement where students performed a variety of musical acts, sophomore Cate Sport, president of Farley Hall, said.The main event took place on South Quad on Friday afternoon where Farley women gathered to paint canvases, enjoy snacks and spend time together. The funds raised selling the canvases and snacks will benefit the YWCA women’s shelter in South Bend, which aims to eliminate racism and empower women while promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people. The YWCA was initially established as a voice for women’s issues but grew over time to provide programs and advocate for women’s rights and civil rights.Texido said she hoped the event would raise awareness regarding the YWCA’s mission.In past years, the hall organized a no-makeup day and a high heel race for Be Fine Day, but Texido said they did not believe those events represented the purpose of the day.“The high heel race didn’t allow a lot of campus participation, so we wanted a more inclusive event this year, and the concept of a high heel race was to ‘walk in her shoes’ and literally put yourself in a woman shoes, but I think the concept was misconstrued over the years,” Texido said. “Whether you wear high heels or whether you wear sneakers, everyone is welcome.Texido said they choose the activities for the afternoon thoughtfully in order to keep the focus of the event on community.“I think this year we had to be very careful with painting this image of ‘being fine,’ and I think this year we have done it best by not trying to associate specific feminine characteristics or constricting gender roles, so we’ll send a very inclusive message and empowerment among all women,” she said.Sport echoed this sentiment, and said while the event celebrates individuality, it is also meant to celebrate bonds between women.“It’s just about having fun together, treating yourself and encouraging that community between girls and empowering each other through making friendships,” she said.Sophomore Brianna Drummond, the social media representative for the event, said she hoped students were able to see the Farley community and understand the concept behind Be Fine Day, which is its okay to be yourself.“While doing so, though, we should strive to be our sweetest and finest self,” Drummond said.Tags: Farley Be Fine Day, Feminism, Women Empowerment, YWCAlast_img read more

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John Hawkes & Tracie Thoms Start Previews in Lost Lake Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows Lost Lake Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 21, 2014 Oscar nominee John Hawkes and Broadway vet Tracie Thoms will begin previews in the world premiere of Lost Lake by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn on October 21. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, the show will officially open at Manhattan Theatre Club’s New York City Center—Stage 1 on November 11 and play a limited engagement through December 21. View Comments The production features scenic design by J. Michael Griggs, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting design by Robert Perry and original music and sound design by Fitz Patton. In Lost Lake, the lakeside rental Veronica (Thoms) has managed to afford is a far cry from the idyllic getaway she and her children so desperately need. And the disheveled property owner, Hogan (Hawkes), has problems of his own—problems that Veronica is inevitably and irrevocably—pulled into. A portrait of two strangers bound together by circumstance, Lost Lake is about the struggle for connection in an imperfect world.last_img read more

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Season Three: On the Road Again

first_imgThat’s right, folks. I’m hitting the road again for season three of Live Outside and Play, and this time, I have a special someone for the ride!_MG_2790Meet Adam Ritter, the Logistics Coordinator and Brand Ambassador for Live Outside and Play. Adam is the perfect copilot, my personal partner-in-crime, and possibly the best ambassador a brand could ever ask for. He’s thru-hiked both the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail in just under 200 days, never shies away from an adventure, and lives life to the fullest. Help welcome Adam to the program, and follow along in his own ramblings on his Instagram account @ajr1tter.As if having a partner this year wasn’t exciting enough, we are also psyched to announce that we are venturing beyond the Blue Ridge this year to the wild state of Colorado!! This year, Blue Ridge Outdoors has partnered with our sister publication, Elevation Outdoors, to bring you our first cobranded festival circuit. You can find Adam and I at 20 outdoor events and music festivals all around the Southeast/Mid-Atlantic states, as well as throughout Colorado. We’ll be east-side in the spring and fall months, and out west in the summer, so keep in touch! We’d love to meet up with you on the road, give you a tour of our van, and most importantly, go outside and play.A big thanks to our awesome sponsors, without whom this program would not be possible!Title SponsorLa SportivaSupporting SponsorsLifeStrawDeLormeCrazy Creek ProductsIceMule CoolersENOFarm To FeetMountain Houselast_img read more

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H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Panic over H1N1 death in India, Novartis vaccine trials, protecting pigs at the fair, 80 summer camps affected

first_imgIndia flu death spurs crowds, tussles at hospitalIndia’s announcement of its first novel flu death 2 days ago sparked panic at a hospital in the town where the 14-year-old girl died, the Associated Press (AP) reported today. Hundreds of people gathered outside a hospital in Pune hoping to be tested for the virus. Several fights broke out while people were waiting in long lines. Local authorities are testing all students who attended the girl’s school, the Press Trust of India reported.Aug 5 AP storyNovartis novel flu vaccine trials under wayNovartis has launched human trials of its novel H1N1 vaccine, according to a company spokesman quoted in an AP story today. The company, like other vaccine makers, is seeing antigen yields that are only 30% to 50% of seasonal flu vaccine, but is still working with the original seed strains. The spokesman said Novartis is testing an unadjuvanted vaccine for the US market and an adjuvanted version for use in Europe and expects to begin shipping in the last quarter of 2009.Aug 5 AP storyNorth Carolina strives to protect pigs at fairsNorth Carolina’s agriculture department yesterday said fairgoers will be asked to wash their hands at hand washing stations to protect pigs from the novel H1N1 flu virus. The department is advising people to avoid fairs or at least avoid animal exhibits if they have flulike symptoms. Veterinary officials have recommended that fair managers add 6-foot-high barriers around swine exhibits to separate animals from people.http://www.agr.state.nc.us/paffairs/release/2009/8-09handwashing.htmAug 4 North Carolina Department of Agriculture press releaseFlu strikes summer camps in 40 statesThe pandemic H1N1 virus has been detected at 80 summer camps in 40 states so far this summer, according to Anne Schuchat, MD, an official from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She made the comment yesterday during a webcast during which federal officials shared updates on novel flu and the status of planning efforts. Health officials have said they expect flu activity to rise when school starts again, and students in some parts of the country are already returning.http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2009pres/08/20090804a.htmlReadout of Aug 4 federal flu webcastlast_img read more

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Governor Wolf Signs Seven Bills into Law

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Signs Seven Bills into Law Bill Signing,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA –  This week Governor Wolf signed seven bills into law including one that amends the Game Code to establish the honest hunter bill.Act 3 (English) seeks to reward ethical and truthful hunters who do the right thing when they discover that they have made a mistaken kill. Under the previous law, if a hunter is convicted of an unlawful taking, their hunting privileges could be revoked for up to three years for a first offense and permanently for a second offense. The honest hunter bill creates an exception to this rule, where the hunter turns themselves into the Game Commission and surrenders the animal that they mistakenly took.This week the following bills were also signed into law:Act 4 (Gillespie) – Act designating several bridges, several state routes, and an interstate route.Act 5 (Quigley) – Amends the Higher Education Scholarship Law further providing for eligibility for State scholarship.Act 6 (Tomlinson) – Amends Act empowering the General Counsel or his designee to issue subpoenas for certain licensing board activities providing for reporting of sanctions & criminal proceedings, for defs., for suspensions & civil penalties.Act 7 (Vogel) – Amends the Solid Waste Management Act, in general provisions, further providing for definitions.Act 8 (Browne) – Amends the Pharmacy Act, further defining unlawful acts concerning emergency prescriptions.Act 9 (White) – Act designating the Lance Corporal Michael L. Freeman, Jr., Memorial Highway and several bridges.center_img February 16, 2018last_img read more

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Renovation breathes new life into Gold Coast home

first_imgMORE: Why I live in Broadbeach Waters 11 Parkdale Court, Robina. 11 Parkdale Court, Robina.“The only thing that’s still original is the shed.”They lived in the house for a little while before moving elsewhere and renting it out.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoHowever, they moved back into the house in August because its location was much more convenient.“We loved the location, it was very central for us,” Mrs Gaspar said.The house is on a 551sq m elevated corner block and has four bedrooms and two bathrooms.It has an open floorplan with the kitchen at its heart.MORE: Zero tolerance in ‘schoolie-proof’ zones 11 Parkdale Court, Robina.A FRESH lick of paint and some tender love and care has breathed new life into a Robina house.Black and white hues, plush carpet, timber-look tiling and modern finishes give the Parkdale Court property a fresh style, making it appear new.Owners Idalina and Paul Gaspar bought the house in 2016 with plans to rejuvenate it.“We could see the potential to make it all brand new again so we decided to buy it to live in,” Mrs Gaspar said.“It’s fully renovated, it looks like a brand new house. “I really love the kitchen’s outlook because you can see the pool,” Mrs Gaspar said.“It’s very peaceful.”There are two bedrooms at both ends of the house, the main of which has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. 11 Parkdale Court, Robina. 11 Parkdale Court, Robina.The main bedroom opens out onto an outdoor entertainment area in the backyard.There is also a magnesium pool with frameless glass fencing in the backyard.While reluctant, the Gaspar family have decided to sell the property to move closer to the water.“The kids are really happy here, they actually don’t want to move,” Mrs Gaspar said.“We’ve been on the water before and we always loved to be there for summer and have the boat to enjoy the lifestyle.”last_img read more

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Crondall to support Siccar Point’s Cambo development

first_imgCrondall Energy, a floating production and subsea specialist, has secured a frame agreement contract with Siccar Point Energy to provide support on the Cambo field, West of Shetland.The support will initially cover the identification and evaluation of FPSO options for the development and pre-FEED technical assurance of the subsea design, Crondall said on Monday.The FPSO scope of work includes consideration of a range of FPSO options, including newbuilds, re-deployments and conversions. The FPSO studies will consider the suitability of the various options from the perspective of their suitability for operations in the challenging West of Shetland environment, as well as compliance and suitability for operations on the UK continental shelf (UKCS).The subsea engineering work scope involves peer review and peer assist activities on the preFEED subsea design, including flow assurance and operability reviews. Crondall is providing Siccar Point with an assurance service which is suited to operators implementing the latest cost-efficient contracting models.Duncan Peace, Crondall Energy’s Managing Director, said “As an independent consultancy with expertise across floating and subsea systems we are delighted to be working with Siccar Point and to be playing a critical role in developing the Cambo field.”Crondall Energy is currently working as client engineer on the Lancaster field project, also off the west coast of Shetland, for Hurricane Energy where it is supporting the operator with the delivery of the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, the Aoku Mizu, which will be used during the EPS phase of the field’s development. The FPSO recently sailed away from a shipyard in Dubai for completion of a final scope of work in Rotterdam before proceeding to the Lancaster field located in the West of Shetland area.The Cambo Field is located 125 km north-west of the Shetland Islands and lies 30 km southwest of Rosebank and 50 km north of Schiehallion. The field was discovered in 2002 and has five wells drilled into the structure. Siccar Point acquired a 100% operated interest in the field from the takeover of OMV (U.K.) in January 2017 and brought Shell UK in as a partner in May 2018.Siccar Point Energy recently celebrated a successful well test on the Cambo field, with better than anticipated results. The well, drilled using the Seadrill-owned semi-submersible drilling rig West Hercules, will now also be incorporated into the field development plan and has been suspended for use as a future development.Crondall Energy will execute the FPSO evaluation from its Winchester and London offices, while the subsea engineering work scopes will be provided from the Aberdeen office.last_img read more

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Alleged tipsy trucker blamed in U.S. 52 accident in Franklin County

first_imgFranklin County, In. — A Thursday morning crash involving a suspected intoxicated semi truck driver closed U.S. 52 for about four hours.The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department says at 8:23 a.m. Gary M. Wyatt, 55, of Knightstown, was eastbound on U.S. 52 near Richland Creek Road hauling a load of granular fertilizer when he ran off the north side of the roadway. The truck hit a culvert and guardrail, then rolled, spilling its load.During the investigation deputies and emergency workers determined Wyatt was not injured but did show signs of impairment. He was transported to Margaret Mary Health for toxicology testing.U.S. 52 reopened right before noon. The investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

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Parma: ‘No training until we get health clearance’

first_img Promoted ContentThe Biggest Cities In The World So FarThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopMost Popular Movies With Sylvester Stallone2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearItalians Go Out On Balconies To Sing & Play Various Instruments8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe Loading… read also:Ronaldo sets new goals record after hitting brace against Parma “We will be ready to reopen our training complex and for testing, but we will only recall our players once there is a health protocol backed by everyone,” they told ANSA. Bologna, SPAL and Sassuolo are the other Serie A sides who can theoretically resume training next week. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Parma will not resume training until ‘there is a health protocol backed by everyone’, despite their region allowing them to do so on May 4. Parma players jubilate after the 2-0 win over Udinese Stefano Bonaccini, President of the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy, announced this morning that professional clubs in the area could restart work on Monday. However, Parma have now made it clear that they are not prepared to move until the FIGC and Serie A is in agreement with the national government.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Oliseh rates Bundesliga best league in the world

first_img The former Super Eagles captain and coach has recalled his journey to stardom, which included several challenges like having to adapt to a new environment and learn new languages. “Well, I played football like any other kid in Nigeria. And while playing on the streets of Lagos, I was fortunate to be signed by a Nigerian club [Julius Berger], where I played for a short period before I left for Europe,” he continued. “I joined RC Liege when I was 16 and everything was very different for me. It was my first time outside Nigeria. The weather, culture, language were all different. “I had to learn the language and what helped me settle in quickly was my ability to learn new languages in countries that I played in and that has helped me vastly now. “Belgian football is very open, but when I got to Italy, I realised that everything was based on results, either offensively or defensively. “The players were always eager to keep clean sheets and not to play to the gallery. The Italian league was more compact, solid and more tactical at the time. “This has nothing to do with what it has evolved to now, but in the 90s, it was just totally result-oriented.” read also:Late Super striker Rashidi Yekini in Oliseh’s mind 8 years on Since his retirement in January 2006, Oliseh has coached Belgian third division side Verviétois, the Super Eagles and Fortuna Sittard. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Why Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?How Good The CGI Effects In Those Movies Were!9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesTop 10 Iconic Personalities On TV Now10 Risky Jobs Some Women Docenter_img Former Borussia Dortmund midfielder, Sunday Oliseh, has picked the Bundesliga as the best league in the world, rating it above the Premier League, Serie A, La Liga and Ligue 1. Former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh The 45-year-old enjoyed success playing in the German top-flight after arriving at the European country in 1995, joining Koln and he spent two seasons with the side, featuring in 54 league games. The defensive midfielder moved to Ajax and then to Juventus before he signed for Dortmund in 2000, where he won the league title and helped his club finish as runners-up in the 2002 Uefa Cup. Having played in Nigeria, Belgium, Italy and Netherlands, Oliseh feels the German top-flight cannot be rivalled by any league in the world. “The Bundesliga is the best league in the world; it’s a complete league. It’s a league where you see the offensive and the defensive, mid-play and free-flowing transition football,” Oliseh told the Punch. “It’s the best-organised league in my opinion. What makes the Bundesliga so special is that it’s the only league in the world with a full capacity crowd in the stadium every weekend. “At Dortmund, you get 83,000 fans and Koln now command 50,000 spectators every fortnight. As a player, there is no need to worry about financial issues. The Bundesliga was a learning curve for me and it helped me polish my coaching career.” Oliseh started his career from his country in 1989 with Julius Berger of Lagos and spent a season with the side before moving to Europe to join RFC Liege. After four years with Liege, he teamed up with Reggiana in 1994 and featured in 29 league games during his spell with the Italian side.last_img read more

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